And just like that my babies went and turned one on me. We celebrated the twins first birthday over at the new build, everybody just graciously ignored all the unfinished edges. At this point, I think our families are all used to our weird living situations (bless their hearts) and would probably be more weirded out if we were actually living like normal people in a normal house.
There were so many good years with Denver and I just doing our thing. I wouldn't trade those years for anything but, this last year might be the best one yet. Cas and Alta have brought so much joy. Their little souls make each day brighter and each moment just a little better (and sometimes more stressful!). I wanted to give up on ever having a family but Denver wouldn't let me and ended up carrying the optimism and hope to buoy us both. God did a work on my heart during those years of wanting what wasn't mine. He loosened my grip and showed me I wasn't in control. Then showed me that He saw me and then gave me the greatest gifts I could ever imagine. A gift that I always try to remember to hold with an open hand. I'm so so thankful for this little family of mine.